As a fan of the Walking Dead (comic books and TV show), I am well aware of the new series Fear the Walking Dead that begins this coming Sunday night on AMC! Though there is no Daryl Dixon in that series, it felt appropriate to draw Norman Reedus in advance of the weekend anyway. Daryl, as portrayed by Norman, is a fan-favorite and though he was created for the TV series (his character does not exist in the original comic book) he fits right in with the group of apocalyptic survivors.
The photo reference used here was a still from a standoff scene in a hospital from season five. I will not say more specifically what is going on for folks that are still catching up to last season of the show. There were other characters in the reference I used, but I only wanted to draw Daryl. Oh, and you’ll note… that while I did draw the strap around the front of his chest, I did not draw his crossbow hanging behind his back. This was a conscious choice as most of it really would not have been visible and I think it would have just drawn focus away from the rest of the pose.
For anyone keeping count of my real-people inspired illustrations this year, the count now stands even at two men and two women drawn thus far. Please let me know what you think of this one. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.